Norbury Park

A varied landscape, including woodland, grassland, farmland and a river valley. Public access managed by Surrey County Council, conservation managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust

Location

Between Leatherhead & Dorking
Surrey
KT22 9DX

OS Map Reference

TQ 158 538
A static map of Norbury Park

Know before you go

Size
531 hectares

Parking information

Fetcham and Young Street car parks are located off the A246. Crabtree car park is situated off Crabtree Lane in Westhumble.

Grazing animals

cattle

Access

Public access managed by Surrey County Council, conservation managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust

Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility

Dogs

Under effective control

Facilities

Picnic area

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to October

About the reserve

In 1931, Norbury Park was auctioned and Surrey County Council bought the site to prevent it being developed. This was the first intervention of its kind to protect the countryside in England and the Trust continues to manage the site for nature conservation on their behalf.

The woodland areas are awash with bluebells and other wildflowers in spring, providing habitat for dormice, roe deer, badgers and foxes and all three British woodpeckers.

Veteran trees provide roosts for a variety of bat species, such as pipistrelle, noctule and common long-eared and  the yew trees in Druid’s Grove may be up to 3,000 years old.

The 33ha of chalk grassland, which is managed by the Trust, can sustain up to 40 species of flowering plants in one square metre, including rare bee and fly orchids. These in turn attract a wide variety of butterflies and other insects.

Three farms within the park encourage nesting skylarks and maintain hedgerows to support birds, mammals and invertebrates.

The River Mole runs through the site and is home to kingfishers.

Contact us

Surrey County Council
Contact number: 0300 200 1003

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

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